Our Egypt Adventure Part Two: Cairo and Giza

I’m going to try to finish the Egypt trip posts this week, so that means trying to fit too much into each post. We spent four days in Cairo. I wrote about day one already. Here is the rest of our time in Cairo.

Day 2

Our second day in Cairo was a less active one. We had the official dinner that night so we spent the morning walking around Zamalek, the area where we were staying. We had a nice breakfast, went to the Centre of Art, and then went to the official dinner at Abdeen Palace.

Day 3

The next day was long and a little more complicated. We didn’t have drivers for this trip, so we had to Uber if we wanted to venture out to greater Cairo. We had one Uber who rejected us because he wanted to be paid in cash and not on the app. Luckily, we were able to find rides to where we wanted to go. We started in Coptic Cairo. We toured the Coptic Museum. It was OK, but I got bored there pretty quickly. My kids found it more interesting.

We then toured three churches: The Greek Church of St George, The Hanging Church, and the Church of the Virgin Mary. They were much more interesting than the museum.

After that, we had lunch at a nice restaurant in a fancy hotel and went to the Egyptian Museum.

It was a long walk back to the apartment, so we spent the rest of the night resting while my wife was at another official dinner.

Day 4

Day four was the conference social program. This is when the agency takes all of the conference participants out to do something fun. For this trip, the social program was a trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza. One of the better conference social program trips. We saw the pyramids and the Sphinx and then had lunch at a restaurant on-site with a view of the pyramids. I never thought I would see this in person. It always seemed like something I would only see in a book.

We finished the day with a walk to a cafe on the grounds of a church, While others got real food I had coffee and ice cream because I was still full from lunch.


11 thoughts on “Our Egypt Adventure Part Two: Cairo and Giza

  1. Lovely photos, and what an experience! I’ve heard that you can see the pyramids from various street corners in Cairo – did you experience this?

    I had to smile when you visited the church of St George who the patron saint of England – although goodness only knows why 😀

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